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Indie Lens Pop-Up: Partnering with Communities

ITVS filmmakers want more than a big audience. They work with local public media stations and other champions to spark conversations.

Engaged hundreds of young men to reduce gender-based violence across India through Women and Girls Lead Global.

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

Partnering with organizations in eight countries, this global campaign uses storytelling to create social change—from increasing girls’ access to education to reducing child marriage and gender-based violence.

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 50,000 attendees and counting.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. ITVS Heads to Park City for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

    January 18, 2017

    ITVS is back at the world famous Sundance Film Festival in 2017 to proudly support four of our funded films: QUEST, The Force, Motherland, and Tell Them We Are Rising.

  2. ITVS Open Call and Digital Open Call Now Accepting Submissions

    December 12, 2016

    ITVS documentary funding application windows now open for feature-length documentary works-in-progress and original web series pilots.

  3. Farewell and Thank You, Judy Tam

    November 30, 2016

    ITVS's VP Judy Tam retires. We would like to take this time to thank her for all the amazing contributions and impact she has made here at ITVS throughout the years.